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31st Dec '17 10:37:39 PM nombretomado
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->''"'''Strange Wilderness''' is basically a celebration of stupid, ignorant people who are too lazy to even make an effort but still feel a sense of entitlement regardless. What little characterization there is, especially the two leads, is annoying and obnoxious. [[WhatTheHellCastingAgency And that's a shame because this is an actually fantastic cast but they're all terrible here]]. Even Steve Zahn resorts to shouting and overacting when he's not coasting, and it squanders his talent. But then again, you can't turn a sow's ear into a purse. Especially when large chunks are clearly improvised with no direction whatsoever. The whole thing looks and feels cheap and ugly, but somehow scenes run too long, even when the film itself barely scrapes 80 minutes. Even if it's a stoner comedy, this is poor stuff because the good ones in this subgenre, your '''{{Harold and Kumar}}s''' and '''[[Creator/CheechAndChong Cheeches and Chongs]]''' are genuinely funny and don't require to be baked to find them so. There's always that old trap of you're enjoying each other's companies so much that it doesn't rub off of the audience, and Justin Long hits that in his sort of defense of the film '''"The first few times I saw it, I loved it. And I don't often see movies that I've done multiple times, but I kept going. [...] And then I saw it once when I wasn't stoned and I was like, woah. This is a mess! This doesn't make a shred of sense! [...] But stoned it's the funniest, and I think I have so much love for it because it's the most fun I've ever had shooting."''' So does it deserve its 0%? It's really, really bad, but it's not quite the same level of agonizingly awful as, say, '''Film/FatSlags''' or '''Film/TheMasterOfDisguise'''. That doesn't mean I recommend the trek by any means."''

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->''"'''Strange Wilderness''' is basically a celebration of stupid, ignorant people who are too lazy to even make an effort but still feel a sense of entitlement regardless. What little characterization there is, especially the two leads, is annoying and obnoxious. [[WhatTheHellCastingAgency And that's a shame because this is an actually fantastic cast but they're all terrible here]]. Even Steve Zahn resorts to shouting and overacting when he's not coasting, and it squanders his talent. But then again, you can't turn a sow's ear into a purse. Especially when large chunks are clearly improvised with no direction whatsoever. The whole thing looks and feels cheap and ugly, but somehow scenes run too long, even when the film itself barely scrapes 80 minutes. Even if it's a stoner comedy, this is poor stuff because the good ones in this subgenre, your '''{{Harold '''Film/{{Harold and Kumar}}s''' and '''[[Creator/CheechAndChong Cheeches and Chongs]]''' are genuinely funny and don't require to be baked to find them so. There's always that old trap of you're enjoying each other's companies so much that it doesn't rub off of the audience, and Justin Long hits that in his sort of defense of the film '''"The first few times I saw it, I loved it. And I don't often see movies that I've done multiple times, but I kept going. [...] And then I saw it once when I wasn't stoned and I was like, woah. This is a mess! This doesn't make a shred of sense! [...] But stoned it's the funniest, and I think I have so much love for it because it's the most fun I've ever had shooting."''' So does it deserve its 0%? It's really, really bad, but it's not quite the same level of agonizingly awful as, say, '''Film/FatSlags''' or '''Film/TheMasterOfDisguise'''. That doesn't mean I recommend the trek by any means."''
13th Dec '17 5:03:47 PM NightShade96
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->''"Is '''Film/JackAndJill''' the [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible worst thing ever]]? No, I've seen worse. Oh, don't get me wrong, it's '''bad'''. It's downright awful, but so is '''Film/JustGoWithIt''' and if you made me choose, I would probably pick this one over the latter because it's much shorter. Even Creator/DennisDugan must have known how bad it was because it's only ninety minutes. That said, even with the short running time, this has absolutely dreadful [[PacingProblems pacing issues]], hideous comedic dead-spots, and at times, barely cohesive. Creator/AdamSandler manages to be utterly detestable in two equally terrible roles, which dominate much of the film and it's cast. For a film aimed at younger audiences, this a total failure. They might vaguely relate to [[ManChild Jill]], but I don't think they would be at all interested in the stuff between her and Creator/AlPacino; a lot of which is actually [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids really inappropriate]] for a family comedy. Speaking of Pacino, he is actually trying here even with the awful material, injecting a lot of [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously misplaced intensity]] into something he could have just HOO-HAH'd his way through in his sleep. But mostly this was just horribly misguided from before Sandler even remotely put on his fake boobies. I mean even in Happy Madison's work, it's debatable whether '''Jack and Jill''' is actually worse than '''Bucky Larson''', '''Film/ThatsMyBoy''' or '''[[Film/GrownUps Grown Ups 2]]'''; but I won't be finding out just yet because I've had just enough of Sandler's mug for some time now."''

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->''"Is '''Film/JackAndJill''' the [[DarthWiki/SoBadItsHorrible worst thing ever]]? No, I've seen worse. Oh, don't get me wrong, it's '''bad'''. It's downright awful, but so is '''Film/JustGoWithIt''' and if you made me choose, I would probably pick this one over the latter because it's much shorter. Even Creator/DennisDugan must have known how bad it was because it's only ninety minutes. That said, even with the short running time, this has absolutely dreadful [[PacingProblems pacing issues]], hideous comedic dead-spots, and at times, barely cohesive. Creator/AdamSandler manages to be utterly detestable in two equally terrible roles, which dominate much of the film and it's its cast. For a film aimed at younger audiences, this is a total failure. They might vaguely relate to [[ManChild Jill]], but I don't think they would be at all interested in the stuff between her and Creator/AlPacino; a lot of which is actually [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids really inappropriate]] for a family comedy. Speaking of Pacino, he is actually trying here even with the awful material, injecting a lot of [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously misplaced intensity]] into something he could have just HOO-HAH'd his way through in his sleep. But mostly this was just horribly misguided from before Sandler even remotely put on his fake boobies. I mean even in Happy Madison's work, it's debatable whether '''Jack and Jill''' is actually worse than '''Bucky Larson''', '''Film/ThatsMyBoy''' or '''[[Film/GrownUps Grown Ups 2]]'''; but I won't be finding out just yet because I've had just enough of Sandler's mug for some time now."''
16th Oct '17 5:44:07 AM MinisterOfSinister
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->''"So anyway, '''Film/{{Transmorphers}}''': the ghastly result of '''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''', '''Franchise/StarshipTroopers''', '''Film/TheMatrix''', '''Film/TheTerminator''', and '''Film/DemolitionMan''' all [[JustForFun/XMeetsY mixed together]] with a [[NoBudget miniscule budget]], terrible acting and god-awful direction. The special effects are absolutely [[SpecialEffectsFailure laughable]] and the script keeps contradicting itself on the fly. The robots that were [[InformedAttribute apparently invincible]] are just beaten with a simple plan that someone could've come up in their sleep. They've been fighting for hundreds of years and it took them'' this long ''to come up with this plan? As I said the budget is horrendous. Now low budget by no means equals poor quality. I mean, one of its inspirations, '''Film/TheTerminator''', was fairly low budget. Here however, they handle it in the worst possible manner. It's always blatantly obvious when they've run into budget constraints. If you can't show a scene due to a lack of budget, [[ShowDontTell don't for the love of God]] compensate for it by having the characters look at something [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome off-screen]] and describe it. It only draws attention to itself. Just cut the scene! In fact, that would've made the poor pacing and subpar direction slightly more bearable."''

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->''"So anyway, '''Film/{{Transmorphers}}''': the ghastly result of '''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''', '''Franchise/StarshipTroopers''', '''Film/TheMatrix''', '''Film/TheTerminator''', and '''Film/DemolitionMan''' all [[JustForFun/XMeetsY mixed together]] with a [[NoBudget miniscule budget]], terrible acting and god-awful direction. The special effects are absolutely [[SpecialEffectsFailure laughable]] and the script keeps contradicting itself on the fly. The robots that were [[InformedAttribute apparently invincible]] are just beaten with a simple plan that someone could've come up in their sleep. They've been fighting for hundreds of years and it took them'' this long ''to them ''this long'' to come up with this plan? As I said the budget is horrendous. Now low budget by no means equals poor quality. I mean, one of its inspirations, '''Film/TheTerminator''', was fairly low budget. Here however, they handle it in the worst possible manner. It's always blatantly obvious when they've run into budget constraints. If you can't show a scene due to a lack of budget, [[ShowDontTell don't for the love of God]] compensate for it by having the characters look at something [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome off-screen]] and describe it. It only draws attention to itself. Just cut the scene! In fact, that would've made the poor pacing and subpar direction slightly more bearable."''
12th Oct '17 10:11:00 AM ClintEastwood
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->''"This movie is a lump of coal! It's terribly scripted with a huge number of plotholes and contrivances. The characters are badly written and often act inconsistently from scene to scene. This isn't helped by the performances, particularly that of a spectacularly micast Lukas Haas, who makes himself look like a fool trying to act tough! It's like a Lifetime TV movie meets an exploitation flick, encouraging murder as female empowerment, which is borderline reprehensible! It's also full of padding and stalling to make the incredibly thin story reach feature-length, with many dull stretches particularly early on. You know what this reminded me of? British horror flick '''Film/EdenLake''', which is a lot more brutal, a lot more relentless, and a lot more suspenseful. Go see that, not this turkey!"''

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->''"This movie is a lump of coal! It's terribly scripted with a huge number of plotholes and contrivances. The characters are badly written and often act inconsistently from scene to scene. This isn't helped by the performances, particularly that of a spectacularly micast miscast Lukas Haas, who makes himself look like a fool trying to act tough! It's like a Lifetime TV movie meets an exploitation flick, encouraging murder as female empowerment, which is borderline reprehensible! It's also full of padding and stalling to make the incredibly thin story reach feature-length, with many dull stretches particularly early on. You know what this reminded me of? British horror flick '''Film/EdenLake''', which is a lot more brutal, a lot more relentless, and a lot more suspenseful. Go see that, not this turkey!"''



->''"You know, Wesley Snipes is actually right about a lot of [[Film/BladeTrinity this movie]]. David S. Goyer's script for the film is an absolute mess! A bunch of plot points thrown together and often forgotten about for long periods of time with frat boy humour only making things worse. The inclusion of the Nightstalkers, obviously intended to launch a spin-off, hinders the film due to their lack of credibility, especially Creator/RyanReynolds, [[TheScrappy who I found insufferable]]. Goyer's direction is ropey, and the over-long running time isn't helped by [[{{Padding}} loads of minor scenes that they really just should've cut]]. The inclusion of {{Dracula}} is a disappointment, partly due to the bad writing, and partly due to the fact that Dominic Purcell is a completely charisma-less block of muscle. Even the action is weak, and it's positively anaemic compared to the [[Film/{{Blade}} other]] [[Film/BladeII two]] films. But Snipes himself deserves blame too; his central performance brims with obvious disdain for the film, and whilst it wouldn't have been good even on his A-game, he ends up making the film implode around him. Clearly aimed at a younger mainstream audience, '''Blade: Trinity''' is a failure of a climax for fans of two otherwise decent films in this [[Film/BladeTrilogy series]]."''

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->''"You know, Wesley Snipes Creator/WesleySnipes is actually right about a lot of [[Film/BladeTrinity this movie]]. David S. Goyer's script for the film is an absolute mess! A bunch of plot points thrown together and often forgotten about for long periods of time with frat boy humour only making things worse. The inclusion of the Nightstalkers, obviously intended to launch a spin-off, hinders the film due to their lack of credibility, especially Creator/RyanReynolds, [[TheScrappy who I found insufferable]]. Goyer's direction is ropey, and the over-long running time isn't helped by [[{{Padding}} loads of minor scenes that they really just should've cut]]. The inclusion of {{Dracula}} is a disappointment, partly due to the bad writing, and partly due to the fact that Dominic Purcell is a completely charisma-less block of muscle. Even the action is weak, and it's positively anaemic compared to the [[Film/{{Blade}} other]] [[Film/BladeII two]] films. But Snipes himself deserves blame too; his central performance brims with obvious disdain for the film, and whilst it wouldn't have been good even on his A-game, he ends up making the film implode around him. Clearly aimed at a younger mainstream audience, '''Blade: Trinity''' is a failure of a climax for fans of two otherwise decent films in this [[Film/BladeTrilogy series]]."''



->''"'''Film/DieAnotherDay''' was actually the first [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] movie I saw in the cinema, having grown up with the [[Creator/PierceBrosnan Brosnan]] films on video, and I liked it at the time, but that's because it was my 12th birthday, and that's the biggest problem with the movie; it tries to prove it's young and hip, and ends up being so juvenile, it would only appeal to adolescents. The action scenes are atrocious CGI-fests, the dialogue is idiotic with innuendo's that are crass and and charmless, and Brosnan is just on the edge of being too old for this. The film's meant to be a celebration of 007, but it brings out all the worst elements of the series, descending into laughable self-parody. How else do you explain the DNA alteration plot? It's basically the birthday boy getting drunk and falling face-first into the cake; it's just shameful! This year marks Bond's 50th anniversary, and I can safely say that '''Film/{{Skyfall}}''' is a celebration of everything that is good about the series; '''Die Another Day''' is the '''[[Film/BatmanAndRobin Batman & Robin]]''' of the franchise!"''

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->''"'''Film/DieAnotherDay''' was actually the first [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] movie I saw in the cinema, having grown up with the [[Creator/PierceBrosnan Brosnan]] films on video, and I liked it at the time, but that's because it was my 12th birthday, and that's the biggest problem with the movie; it tries to prove it's young and hip, and ends up being so juvenile, it would only appeal to adolescents. The action scenes are atrocious CGI-fests, the dialogue is idiotic with innuendo's that are crass and and charmless, and Brosnan is just on the edge of being too old for this. The film's meant to be a celebration of 007, but it brings out all the worst elements of the series, descending into laughable self-parody. How else do you explain the DNA alteration plot? It's basically the birthday boy getting drunk and falling face-first into the cake; it's just shameful! This year marks Bond's 50th anniversary, and I can safely say that '''Film/{{Skyfall}}''' is a celebration of everything that is good about the series; '''Die Another Day''' is the '''[[Film/BatmanAndRobin Batman & Robin]]''' '''Film/BatmanAndRobin''' of the franchise!"''
28th Sep '17 8:06:42 PM PaulA
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->''"Even as a fan of the [[Franchise/DieHard franchise]], '''Film/AGoodDayToDieHard''' is not only a disgrace to its namesake, it's also one of the worst big-budget action movies in recent memory. As much as it pains me to say this, it's abundantly clear that the '''Die Hard''' well has completely dried up by this point. There is barely the faintest echo of the [[Film/DieHard original classic]] in this soulless embarrassment that has virtually no connection to the earlier movies, but damages it by association. Even without the name, this is an incompetent action movie, as director Creator/JohnMoore's awful camera work and editing turns the whole film into a headache, the villains are lame and thinly-drawn, and the cobbled-together script is clearly an afterthought between mind-numbing set pieces. But the worst thing about the film is [[Creator/BruceWillis Willis]] himself, who's phoned-in and disinterested reprisal of his StarMakingRole sees him barely show up as a sidekick in his own movie to Creator/JaiCourtney's lunkhead replacement, and John [=McClane=]'s become this [[{{Jerkass}} massively unlikable wanker]] that gets his kicks out of hurting people, especially if they don't speak his language. '''This''' is radioactive waste that makes the [[Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard fourth film]] look like the first by comparison! In the end, it's a good day to put this series out of its own misery!"''

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->''"Even as a fan of the [[Franchise/DieHard franchise]], '''Film/AGoodDayToDieHard''' is not only a disgrace to its namesake, it's also one of the worst big-budget action movies in recent memory. As much as it pains me to say this, it's abundantly clear that the '''Die Hard''' well has completely dried up by this point. There is barely the faintest echo of the [[Film/DieHard original classic]] in this soulless embarrassment that has virtually no connection to the earlier movies, but damages it by association. Even without the name, this is an incompetent action movie, as director Creator/JohnMoore's John Moore's awful camera work and editing turns the whole film into a headache, the villains are lame and thinly-drawn, and the cobbled-together script is clearly an afterthought between mind-numbing set pieces. But the worst thing about the film is [[Creator/BruceWillis Willis]] himself, who's phoned-in and disinterested reprisal of his StarMakingRole sees him barely show up as a sidekick in his own movie to Creator/JaiCourtney's lunkhead replacement, and John [=McClane=]'s become this [[{{Jerkass}} massively unlikable wanker]] that gets his kicks out of hurting people, especially if they don't speak his language. '''This''' is radioactive waste that makes the [[Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard fourth film]] look like the first by comparison! In the end, it's a good day to put this series out of its own misery!"''
22nd Sep '17 5:47:09 AM Dancedom
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->''"So that was '''Reckoning Day'''. Man, was that exhausting! Its script is stunningly poor and juvenile, serving only to tie staggeringly violent set pieces together. It's like what the kids in '''Film/SonOfRambow''' would make if they grew up worryingly obsessed with violence and guns! It's the violence that really makes this a slog; it's so vicious and unrelenting, it leaves a bad taste in the mouth, and as 105 minutes, it's certainly an extreme test of patience. However, you can clearly tell there is some talent behind the camera, and it's clear Gilbey has moved on from this effort, and I do wish him the best of luck."''

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->''"So that was '''Reckoning Day'''. Man, was that exhausting! Its script is stunningly poor and juvenile, serving only to tie staggeringly violent set pieces together. It's like what the kids in '''Film/SonOfRambow''' would make if they grew up worryingly obsessed with violence and guns! It's the violence that really makes this a slog; it's so vicious and unrelenting, it leaves a bad taste in the mouth, and as at 105 minutes, it's certainly an extreme test of patience. However, you can clearly tell there is some talent behind the camera, and it's clear Gilbey has moved on from this effort, and I do wish him the best of luck."''



->''"Damn it, '''One Night Stand''' you are infuriating! This drama is completely confused. The issue of infidelity is a tricky subject and the treatment here doesn't do it justice. The performances are excellent, especially Creator/RobertDowneyJr, but the characters are largely unlikable and the plot is ludicrously convoluted. I really don't get who this was supposed to be aimed at, it's not lurid and exploitive as you might first think, but it doesn't really satisfy some mature drama because it constantly shies away from making tough decisions or actually having a viewpoint. This culminates in a preposterous cop-out twist that is absolutely rage-inducing. The AIDS scenes are absolutely harrowing but they deserve a better, different movie that isn't using the topic to make itself feel so usually important. I also found the directing style irritating and aggravatingly pretentious. The film is basically a time capsule of 90s filmmaking both for better and for worse."''
-->-- '''Film Brain''', on ''One Night Stand''.

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->''"Damn it, '''One '''Film/{{One Night Stand''' Stand|1997}}''' you are infuriating! This drama is completely confused. The issue of infidelity is a tricky subject and the treatment here doesn't do it justice. The performances are excellent, especially Creator/RobertDowneyJr, but the characters are largely unlikable and the plot is ludicrously convoluted. I really don't get who this was supposed to be aimed at, it's not lurid and exploitive as you might first think, but it doesn't really satisfy some mature drama because it constantly shies away from making tough decisions or actually having a viewpoint. This culminates in a preposterous cop-out twist that is absolutely rage-inducing. The AIDS scenes are absolutely harrowing but they deserve a better, different movie that isn't using the topic to make itself feel so usually important. I also found the directing style irritating and aggravatingly pretentious. The film is basically a time capsule of 90s filmmaking both for better and for worse."''
-->-- '''Film Brain''', on ''One ''Film/{{One Night Stand''.
Stand|1997}}''.
3rd Sep '17 8:44:25 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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->''"So that was '''Reckoning Day'''. Man, was that exhausting! Its script is stunningly poor and juvenile, serving only to tie staggeringly violent set pieces together. It's like what the kids in '''Film/SonOfRambow''' would make if they grew up worryingly obsessed with violence and guns! It's the violence that really makes this a slog; it's so vicious and unrelenting, it leaves a bad taste in the mouth, and as 105 minutes, it's certainly an extreme test of patience. However, you can clearly tell there is some talent behind the camera, and it's clear Gilbey has moved on from this effort, and I do wish him the best of luck."''
-->-- '''Film Brain''', on ''Reckoning Day''
8th Aug '17 9:48:10 PM PaulA
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->''"Although '''Film/ILoveYouBethCooper''' is actually fairly close to its source material, thanks largely through sharing the same writer, it still manages to be lost in adaptation. The book's content, which would've made for an R-rated movie, has been toned down for the PG-13, so the vestiges of the original darker content come across as harsher in the sea of mediocrity. If they were attempting to satirise or make a comment on teen flicks, then they failed, because the final film shows little evidence of this, and it's just another entry tredding on familiar ground. Hell, even '''Film/TheGirlNextDoor''' is a better take at this kind of material! The running gay joke not only wears thin, but comes close to being worryingly homophobic, especially given the character's alternate name is "Dick Munsch", and his habit of quoting movies is another staggeringly unfunny runner that only reminds you of better films! Director Creator/ChrisColumbus has to lay a lot of the blame here, as he does a poor job, because scenes feel slack, forced, and tone-deaf, laying on subtlety-free slapstick to compensate. This reflects in many of the lame stereotypes throughout, especially Paul Rust's '''way''' overplaying nerd, who is one of the most irritating lead performances I've seen in ages, who actually looks older than the eight-year age difference suggests, making things even more unsettling! In short, I don't like you, Beth Cooper, let's not be friends, and I'm not accepting a Website/{{Facebook}} invite either."''

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->''"Although '''Film/ILoveYouBethCooper''' is actually fairly close to its source material, thanks largely through sharing the same writer, it still manages to be lost in adaptation. The book's content, which would've made for an R-rated movie, has been toned down for the PG-13, so the vestiges of the original darker content come across as harsher in the sea of mediocrity. If they were attempting to satirise or make a comment on teen flicks, then they failed, because the final film shows little evidence of this, and it's just another entry tredding on familiar ground. Hell, even '''Film/TheGirlNextDoor''' '''Film/{{The Girl Next Door|2004}}''' is a better take at this kind of material! The running gay joke not only wears thin, but comes close to being worryingly homophobic, especially given the character's alternate name is "Dick Munsch", and his habit of quoting movies is another staggeringly unfunny runner that only reminds you of better films! Director Creator/ChrisColumbus has to lay a lot of the blame here, as he does a poor job, because scenes feel slack, forced, and tone-deaf, laying on subtlety-free slapstick to compensate. This reflects in many of the lame stereotypes throughout, especially Paul Rust's '''way''' overplaying nerd, who is one of the most irritating lead performances I've seen in ages, who actually looks older than the eight-year age difference suggests, making things even more unsettling! In short, I don't like you, Beth Cooper, let's not be friends, and I'm not accepting a Website/{{Facebook}} invite either."''
24th Jun '17 10:34:46 AM nombretomado
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->''"So anyway, '''Film/{{Transmorphers}}''': the ghastly result of '''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''', '''Franchise/StarshipTroopers''', '''Film/TheMatrix''', '''Film/TheTerminator''', and '''Film/DemolitionMan''' all [[XMeetsY mixed together]] with a [[NoBudget miniscule budget]], terrible acting and god-awful direction. The special effects are absolutely [[SpecialEffectsFailure laughable]] and the script keeps contradicting itself on the fly. The robots that were [[InformedAttribute apparently invincible]] are just beaten with a simple plan that someone could've come up in their sleep. They've been fighting for hundreds of years and it took them'' this long ''to come up with this plan? As I said the budget is horrendous. Now low budget by no means equals poor quality. I mean, one of its inspirations, '''Film/TheTerminator''', was fairly low budget. Here however, they handle it in the worst possible manner. It's always blatantly obvious when they've run into budget constraints. If you can't show a scene due to a lack of budget, [[ShowDontTell don't for the love of God]] compensate for it by having the characters look at something [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome off-screen]] and describe it. It only draws attention to itself. Just cut the scene! In fact, that would've made the poor pacing and subpar direction slightly more bearable."''

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->''"So anyway, '''Film/{{Transmorphers}}''': the ghastly result of '''Franchise/{{Transformers}}''', '''Franchise/StarshipTroopers''', '''Film/TheMatrix''', '''Film/TheTerminator''', and '''Film/DemolitionMan''' all [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY mixed together]] with a [[NoBudget miniscule budget]], terrible acting and god-awful direction. The special effects are absolutely [[SpecialEffectsFailure laughable]] and the script keeps contradicting itself on the fly. The robots that were [[InformedAttribute apparently invincible]] are just beaten with a simple plan that someone could've come up in their sleep. They've been fighting for hundreds of years and it took them'' this long ''to come up with this plan? As I said the budget is horrendous. Now low budget by no means equals poor quality. I mean, one of its inspirations, '''Film/TheTerminator''', was fairly low budget. Here however, they handle it in the worst possible manner. It's always blatantly obvious when they've run into budget constraints. If you can't show a scene due to a lack of budget, [[ShowDontTell don't for the love of God]] compensate for it by having the characters look at something [[OffscreenMomentOfAwesome off-screen]] and describe it. It only draws attention to itself. Just cut the scene! In fact, that would've made the poor pacing and subpar direction slightly more bearable."''
1st Jun '17 3:17:58 PM Hallwings
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->''"'''Film/LeapYear''' is so awful, that it can almost be considered a cultural insult. It's clear that the writers had no idea what UsefulNotes/Ireland was like whatsoever, other than what's on a Lucky Charms cereal box, and shoehorn them into every romcom convention known to man, depicting the country like it's barely progressed in a hundred years and filled with stereotypes. Creator/AmyAdams and Matthew Goode are wonderful actors, but this movie does them a disservice because it makes them look like fools, playing petty, spiteful, and just plain aggravating characters who can hardly stand to watch, let alone want to see together, with Goode's sullen barky being obnoxious. It aims to be this charming comedy, but it's clawing and sloppily made with a haphazard quality at every turn, as they don't even put effort into the conventions. I can't imagine what it must be like watching this as an Irish viewer; this must've been laughed off the screen in the country, and not in the way the filmmakers intended. For all involved, this is a total embarrassment that, to quote the movie, is a load of poo. If you want to have a lucky day, don't waste your time watching this absolute drivel! Maybe take a page out of Matthew Goode's book and watch '''Film/TheQuietMan''' instead, or hell, even watch a '''Film/{{Leprechaun}}''' sequel; those are about as Irish as this is!"''

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->''"'''Film/LeapYear''' is so awful, that it can almost be considered a cultural insult. It's clear that the writers had no idea what UsefulNotes/Ireland UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}} was like whatsoever, other than what's on a Lucky Charms cereal box, and shoehorn them into every romcom convention known to man, depicting the country like it's barely progressed in a hundred years and filled with stereotypes. Creator/AmyAdams and Matthew Goode are wonderful actors, but this movie does them a disservice because it makes them look like fools, playing petty, spiteful, and just plain aggravating characters who can hardly stand to watch, let alone want to see together, with Goode's sullen barky being obnoxious. It aims to be this charming comedy, but it's clawing and sloppily made with a haphazard quality at every turn, as they don't even put effort into the conventions. I can't imagine what it must be like watching this as an Irish viewer; this must've been laughed off the screen in the country, and not in the way the filmmakers intended. For all involved, this is a total embarrassment that, to quote the movie, is a load of poo. If you want to have a lucky day, don't waste your time watching this absolute drivel! Maybe take a page out of Matthew Goode's book and watch '''Film/TheQuietMan''' instead, or hell, even watch a '''Film/{{Leprechaun}}''' sequel; those are about as Irish as this is!"''
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